GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dogs stabbed and beaten in horrific Wyre attack

Two dogs suffered horrific injuries during an apparently targeted attack in a Lancashire stable yard.

Monday, 21st September 2020, 10:14 am
Rocky recovering after surgery, with owner Anji Sanderson

Owner Anji Sanderson went to the yard in Hambleton on Thursday morning to find it had been broken into.

One of her dogs - Rocky - had been stabbed repeatedly.

Her other dog Tia had been attacked and beaten.

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One of Rocky's horrific knife wounds

Both needed urgent treatment.

A horrified Anji has now appealed for anyone with information about the attack to come forward.

She fears it was an intentional attack, as there were no signs of anything stolen.

Anji, who has rescue dogs, horses and a pig, said: "I'm almost certain it was a targeted attack.

Tia was also beaten

"There has been no attempt to take anything.

"We are a bit hidden away and it's not the sort of place you would even notice.

"I think that whoever did this did this on purpose - they didn't take the horses or any property or goods."

Rocky, a Rottweiler, had to have urgent surgery on his wounds, including a gash on his throat.

His jaw was smashed so bad they had to remove part of it and multiple teeth.

Tia, also a Rottweiler, was also badly beaten, possibly with a weapon.

Anji said she was very worried about Rocky as she took him to the vets.

She said: "All the staff took to him immediately and they are all deeply sickened by such a brutal attack on an animal.

"Tia is moving a lot better, so we took her to the stable yard with us today but she refused to get out of the car.

"She still seems traumatised.

"I want justice for my two 'babies' and to get the person responsible for this very sick brutal attack."

A Lancashire police spokesman confirmed the incident was being investigated.

The spokesman added: "It appears a number of dogs have been injured and one has been stabbed.

"No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing, Anybody with information can call police on 101, quoting log 0560 of September 17th, 2020."